EUGENE, Ore. – U.S. District Judge Michael McShane struck down the Oregon same-sex marriage ban, Monday.
The National Organization for Marriage filed an Emergency Request for Stay Monday morning, which would’ve halted McShane’s decision. The emergency motion was denied a few hours later by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Same-sex marriage supporters say they hoped the judge would rule in their favor and had a celebratory party planned for the afternoon.
Lane County officials said they would issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples starting at 1 p.m.
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